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Coffee Custard Tart
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Fariman M. May 15, 2018
2 tbsp sugar is not enough I usually cut the sugar in 1/2 but this was not correct i actually put 4 tbsp.
Emily November 20, 2017
Just made this and the custard broke...waiting for it to cool to see if it is salvageable. What went wrong?
Mother D. June 5, 2014
Hmmmm... From what I have read, coffee flavor profile is changed considerably for the worse when reheated. That being the case, I can only imagine that a cup and a half of strong coffee reduced to a third of its volume is going to change to something not to the better. Why not just brew cold brew 2 1/3 Tbsp. course ground coffee with a 9 T water and skip the boil and bitterness?
ALittleZaftig June 5, 2014
Thank you for the suggestion. The flavor profile of the finished tart is softened by all of the cream, and I have not found the flavor bitter. I haven't used leftover coffee, and have always reduced fresh coffee. When I first developed the recipe I suspected that I needed a lot of oomph and very little liquid to convey the flavor across all of that egg and cream. I will try your suggestion. I suspect it will be lovely, though perhaps softer in coffee flavor. We are made better cooks through sharing. Thanks again! And let me know if you have good results, too.
Elaura January 31, 2012
Made this just last weekend, added a bit of dark rum to the filling and added a meringue on top with muscovado sugar to use up some of the egg whites...it was delicious, thank you for the lovely recipe!
Peter July 8, 2011
I can't say I'm a fan of coffee, but my wife loved this. Thanks for the great recipe!
Daphne May 3, 2011
As soon as I get my kitchen back I'm making this and all of your tarts look fantastic!
FrancesRen April 29, 2011
thank you for this recipe. I love it. what a great substitute for morning coffee. :)
ALittleZaftig April 17, 2011
I simmered down strong coffee until it was reduced by 2/3.
WinnieAb April 17, 2011
Sounds postively heavenly. When you say concentrated coffee, do you mean freeze-dried coffee powder? Or something else?
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